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Table 3 Comparison of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms(WRMSs) by general and work related characteristics of the study subjects

From: The Relationship between Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Work-related Risk Factors in Hotel Workers

 Characteristics Male (n = 620) Female (n = 396)
  WRMSs(+)   WRMSs(-)   WRMSs(+)   WRMSs(-)
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age (years)
24 2 ( 5.9) 32 (94.1)* 21 (26.9) 57 (73.1)*
 25-29 18 (16.7) 90 (83.3) 47 (43.5) 61 (56.5)
 30-34 24 (24.5) 74 (75.5) 23 (35.9) 41 (64.1)
 35-39 27 (27.3) 72 (72.7) 19 (38.8) 30 (61.2)
 40-44 27 ( 9.3) 78 (90.7) 8 (34.8) 15 (65.2)
45 8 (12.8) 170 (87.2) 13 (17.6) 61 (82.4)
Smoking
 Yes 47 (14.7) 272 (85.3) 8 (47.1) 9 (52.9)
 No 57 (18.9) 244 (81.1) 123 (32.5) 256 (67.5)
Alcohol drinking
 Yes 86 (16.3) 442 (83.7) 93 (35.9) 166 (64.1)
 No 18 (19.6) 74 (80.4) 38 (27.7) 99 (72.3)
Physical activity
 Yes 78 (16.2) 404 (83.8) 86 (34.1) 166 (65.9)
 No 26 (18.8) 112 (81.2) 45 (31.3) 99 (68.8)
Daily hours of sleep
6 64 (15.8) 342 (84.2) 83 (33.3) 166 (66.7)
 <6 40 (18.7) 174 (81.3) 48 (32.7) 99 (67.3)
Satisfaction with sleep
 Yes 38 (10.5) 325 (89.5)* 37 (21.8) 133 (78.2)*
 No 66 (25.7) 191 (74.3) 94 (41.6) 132 (58.4)
Department
 Rooms 14 (14.4) 83 (85.6)* 37 (37.4) 62 (62.5)*
 Food & Beverage 25 (15.9) 132 (84.1) 63 (40.6) 92 (59.4)
 Kitchen 48 (23.9) 153 (76.1) 7 (20.0) 28 (80.0)
 Housekeeping 1 ( 4.0) 24 (96.0) 7 (25.0) 21 (75.0)
 Engineering 10 (12.8) 68 (87.2) 0 ( 0.0) 2 (100.0)
 Back office 6 ( 9.7) 56 (90.3) 17 (22.1) 60 (77.9)
Work duration (years)
 <10 38 (15.6) 205 (84.4) 84 (34.4) 160 (65.6)
 10-19 40 (21.2) 149 (78.8) 35 (33.0) 71 (67.0)
20 26 (13.8) 162 (86.2) 12 (26.1) 34 (73.9)
Weekly working hours
 <45 32 (14.1) 195 (85.9) 31 (25.0) 93 (75.0)*
45 72 (18.3) 321 (81.7) 100 (36.8) 172 (63.2)
Shift work
 Yes 64 (18.2) 288 (81.8) 87 (37.0) 148 (63.0)*
 No 40 (14.9) 228 (85.1) 44 (27.3) 117 (72.7)
Overtime work
 Yes 67 (20.4) 262 (79.6)* 71 (38.4) 114 (61.6)*
 No 37 (12.7) 254 (87.3) 60 (28.4) 151 (71.6)
Work intensity
 High 57 (23.4) 187 (76.6)* 73 (41.2) 104 (58.8)*
 Low 47 (12.5) 329 (87.5) 58 (26.5) 161 (73.5)
Absence/early leaves
 Yes 16 (34.8) 30 (65.2)* 41 (50.6) 40 (49.4)*
 No 88 (15.3) 486 (84.7) 90 (28.6) 225 (71.4)
Total 104 (100.0) 516 (100.0) 131 (100.0) 265 (100.0)
  1. * p < 0.05 by chi-squared test.